New road machine for '04

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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manny
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by manny

Which ti-carbon Seven are you talking about, Seven makes two. The elium is new, the top tube, seat tube, and seat stays are carbon. The odonata has a carbon seat tube, and seat stays. I have seen several of the odonatas in person and rode one, I have not seen an elium yet.
The frames are a piece of art. But I always worry about lugged frames. I have a friend with a Merlin Cielo (also a nice looking lugged carbon-ti) he has had it rebuilt twice, no crashes, last time they sent him a whole new frame.
I knew those campy ultra were expensive, thought you could get them for about 3k. But to spend that much on a set of clinchers when you could get some ACs or Rolf Elans, which are lighter, and cost much less, seems like a better deal. I thought if he spent that much he would've gotten the ADAs. If money wasn't an issue what wheels would you get. Please don't tell me Zipps.

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by drew

manny wrote: If money wasn't an issue what wheels would you get. Please don't tell me Zipps.


Think i would go for a set of Reynolds Stratus approx $1800. Supposedly a sweet wheel set

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manny
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by manny

Has anyone out there rode the Stratus? I hear they are about 1500g, not extremely light.

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by Superlite

The clinchers ar 1450g, tubulars 1260g

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by Superlite

I was talking about the elium. It's soooo sweet! But it's really a bike that you wouldn't want to ride, way to nice. Almost a collectable. If you ever see one you'll understand.

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